The tireless lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green are at it again. Earlier this month, they presented An Intimate Party with Betty & Adolph for two dates at Joe's Pub, performing many of their cabaret classics. The response was so great, they returned for a set March 15 and one more, March 22.
It's been a busy season for the duo. Two of their shows -- On the Town and Peter Pan -- have enjoyed Broadway revivals. Party represents the theatre veterans' first cabaret engagement in more than 20 years.
Comden and Green began their careers as part of the cabaret and nightclub act The Revuers. Since then, they have sporadically performed their act here and there, the last occasion being the 1977 Broadway show A Party with Comden & Green. At Joe's Pub, the duo with perform various tunes from their many musicals, as well sketches such as "The Banshee Sisters" and "The Baroness Bazooka."
The bar and night spot, a new performance space in the Joseph Papp Public Theater, opened last fall and has since housed such artists as playwright and actor Roger Guenveur Smith, the theatrical rock band BETTY, singer Dawn Upshaw, and, most notably, actress and singer Audra McDonald, whose concert engagement at the tavern sold out its run.
For information on these performances, call (212) 239-6200. -- By Robert Simonson